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Psalm 41 (New International Version)

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For the director of music. A psalm of David.

1 Blessed1 is he who has regard for the weak;2 the LORD delivers him in times of trouble.3 2 The LORD will protect4 him and preserve his life;5 he will bless him in the land6 and not surrender him to the desire of his foes.7 3 The LORD will sustain him on his sickbed8 and restore him from his bed of illness.9 4 I said, "O LORD, have mercy10 on me; heal11 me, for I have sinned12 against you." 5 My enemies say of me in malice, "When will he die and his name perish?13" 6 Whenever one comes to see me, he speaks falsely,14 while his heart gathers slander;15 then he goes out and spreads16 it abroad. 7 All my enemies whisper together17 against me; they imagine the worst for me, saying, 8 "A vile disease has beset him; he will never get up18 from the place where he lies." 9 Even my close friend,19 whom I trusted, he who shared my bread, has lifted up his heel against me.20 10 But you, O LORD, have mercy21 on me; raise me up,22 that I may repay23 them. 11 I know that you are pleased with me,24 for my enemy does not triumph over me.25 12 In my integrity26 you uphold me27 and set me in your presence forever.28 13 Praise29 be to the LORD, the God of Israel,30 from everlasting to everlasting. Amen and Amen.31
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